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. michelle kosinski, nbc news, pretoria, south africa. >>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. was for years considered a rising bright light among democrats in congress with a famous family name. but today he and his wife were in tears in a federal courtroom, pleading guilty to serious crimes involving campaign money. both of them now face possible prison time. our report from our justice correspondent, pete williams. >> reporter: for jesse jackson jr., the walk into the courthouse was the end of a slow-motion fall from grace. he told a federal judge, for years i have lived off my campaign. admitting that he took money received in political contributions and used it to make more than 3,000 separate purchases for himself and his wife over the past seven years. a $43,000 gold watch. $19,000 for one of michael jackson's guitars. $16,000 for a pair of elk heads. tens of thousands more in furnishings for their homes in washington and chicago. total value, $750,000. >> jesse jackson jr. had the drive, the ability and the talent to be the voice of a new generation. but he squandered that talent. >
the latest on a plane crash out of nashville that killed five. >>> plus congressman jesse jackson jr. has pleaded guilty, but now the fight to limit his jail time begins. >>> and take a look at this. sun spots that have the ability to swallow six earths, but that's the least of our concerns. we'll explain. we are back in two minutes. >>> welcome back. here are some other stories making news this morning. in syria a car bomb exploded in downtown damascus near the headquarters of the ruling party. oppositions say mostly civilians were killed. the blast went off at a security checkpoint between the government building and the russian embassy. >>> five people are dead after a late night plane crash in eastern georgia. seven passengers were aboard the aircraft when it ran off the runway. the two survivors were injured but officials have not released further details about their conditions. >>> the white house is quietly moving to have the supreme court overturn the california ban on same-sex marriage. president obama told a tv station he doesn't want to inject himself too much in the process. t
. >>> former congressman jesse jackson and his wife are going to make pleas in court. for allegedly spending $750,000 of campaign funds. >>> happy birthday, rihanna turns 27. and cindy crawford turns 47. >>> all day long you can stay on top of the very latest developments on those stories and the best political analysis on msnbc. and tonight, be sure to watch "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> and, finally, here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today" show. yahoo! ceo marissa mayer will be live in studio to talk about balancing work and motherhood. and today's professionals tackle some hot topics including president obama's golf game with tiger woods. now keep it on this channel for continuing local news, weather, sports and more. i'm mara schiavocampo. thanks for watching "early today." just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. have a good one. >>> happen hing now, more tearful testimony as the man known as the blade runner heads back to court. new revelations from overnight. plus, what police just told a judge today found at the scene of the
is boredered by jackson and taylor streets in japan town. the idea to build apartments and a 60,000 square foot center for the arts. they are now negotiating with the portland base. now that things are looking up again, talks are back on. the city sees this as a way to revive japan town. >>> still ahead at 6:00, one minute he was updating his software. the next his house was filled with smoke. what caused his laptop to burst into flames and his warning to others? >>> and can your genetics play a role in whether you catch a cold? new research out tonight. >>> and good evening, i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. we're tracking a storm here throughout this evening. it's going to be a few areas of thunderstorms potentially for tonight. we'll let you know the track on that. otherwise it's also been pretty blustery with wind chills already in the 30s right now. >>> in health matters tonight, what could be a new way to find 0 out if you're more at risk for the common cold, we all have caps at the end of our chromosomes and they have been link linked to life span. their length could b
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